It had been a day since their last meal, and to Ameli it was an unbearable time full of misery and blame. Blame that she would point at her traveling companion, Clark. Though, in honesty, he was to thank for the previous meal’s existence. Despite that, they were hungry, upset, and hopelessly lost in the most complicated dungeon imaginable.
“You’re ABSOLUTELY sure there isn’t ANY food left in your bag?” Continue reading “A&tID Chapter 1: The Beeginning Part 1”
When the first found the world it was filled with the remnants of a darkness they hunted across the heavens. Needing to continue the hunt for their eternal foe they created those that would become the gods of this world.
First came the eldest ones, who would be tasked with fixing the world. Being unable to fix the world with the darkness inhabiting it the Second would be created. These would never meet the First as they would depart shortly after their creation. After the Second helped the elders combat the darkness they required a use for the now “fixed” world. Thus the Youngest were created by the Second. The Young would cultivate the world and make it grow. When the world was fresh the mortal races appeared and the gods became confused. Thus the gods formed “families” and the fights broke out.
One of these families was a set of siblings.
Denaldrean, (The Stubborn Defender) the strongest of the Eldest. He was made to protect the other elders as they tried to fix the world. It is said without him the elders would have failed in the beginning.
Mittenen, (The keeper of Secrets and Lies) a member of the Second who was lost to the darkness at creation and came back with the secrets to its destruction. He would teach the gift of Light.
Deunga, (The seeker of Knowledge) at first the weakest of the young, was said to have his brother Mittenen attempt to corrupt him with the secrets of the shadows. He failed and Deunga created magic through harnessing the powers of light and dark. Thus he became the strongest of the young.
Many alliances and families fell and broke apart, though, the brothers always remained.
When the mortal races appeared the brothers helped the races in different ways. Denaldrean helped them build their cities strong and taught them how to protect themselves. Deunga gave them a thirst for knowledge and found some had an affinity for magic which he helped refine. Mittenen meanwhile found himself collecting the souls of the dead, though, he never explained why. This brought great dismay to the other gods who were weary of he that was raised in darkness. Denaldrean and Deunga were a big reason no gods acted upon their hatred.
To start this off let me break down some terms and the frame I use when I build super powers.
- Define Super Power: When I use these words I am referring to an ability that can be defined as extraordinary, supernatural, or unreal.
- The framework:
When I build thing I like to make a frame of reference to work within.
The frame I use in this is simple. What is the Positive of the ability, and what are the Negatives of the ability, or drawbacks.
There is also the Presentation of the ability. Which is how it is presented or used. (Like super strength. Is it in your arms or legs or is it your whole body? Is it only in a special circumstance, or all the time? Etc.)
- Why am I doing this? Well simply put, I believe that every super power, when written, should have a nice clean defined edge to it. It should have what it can do, and then the limitations. This allows the writer and character to work with those limitations to add a sense of reality to something so out of normality. I think it also adds a point of impact when a character defies the limitations and even they can’t understand how they did it. Now that I think about, none of that was simply put. How about I just say “Because I think it will make writing better.”
So we are looking at Teleportation today. I’ll define this with this definition.
Teleportation: (Also, Tele-Transportation) The ability to move your physical body, other physical objects, or entities to another location independent of space and/or time. Continue reading “Building Super Powers: Teleportation”
I think about a lot of things.
Nice little way to start that, eh? Don’t we all? But seriously. When it comes to daily life, I can’t help but sit and ponder things that couldn’t matter in the slightest. I mean, I know other people do it as well. To be honest people make jobs out of it. Sadly, I don’t have one of those jobs. (Though if you are looking for someone to ask you how real world things function but then give you a lesson on the ethics, usability, and reality of magic. Professionally. Give me a shout. We’ll make it work.)
What I do have is an extensive amount of time to think, and the ability to multitask that with doing my daily routines. Yes, instead of enslaving my brainpower to one of the multiple time wasters in today’s modern world. Such as apps, over-usage of social media outlets, and endlessly watching videos of other people play video games and shout at a camera and microphone. I prefer to use it to ponder the greater questions.
Like how to make believable super hero’s by giving them some great ability or power and equalizing it by giving it a major downfall. I’ve made this into a sort of game at my job by asking co-workers to give me different super powers to equalize and even if they can come up with their own.
Now what I’m not doing is worrying about the specific Hero. I’m worrying about the power that would be bestowed. So when you are reading them it isn’t about who has it. It’s about what it is.
So in that I felt I should give a little forward as I begin to post some of the better ones we’ve come across. These are powers I would love to include into my the setting I began writing known as NeverSet. So if you like one, give me notice. I’ll create the character in the NeverSet ‘verse and make note that they exist.
Oh, and I’ll probably be updating more on NeverSet as some of the biggest hits I get are people who find the ONE POST I ever made about Super Hero’s when I started creating the NeverSet Universe.
So prepare for some Equalized Super Powers. I’ll think of a better name later, but for now that’s the best word I have.
So… I’ve been playing a lot of Fallout 4.
A lot. Seriously. I’ve put roughly 50 hours into one save file and that’s not including the times I’ve died and reloaded. So that would probably put it at about 55 hours.
This means I’ve been very slacking on my NaNoWriMo.
I have only written a small bit of chapter 2 of Brothers Three, but not enough to even consider counting the word count for it. I think only about two pages or so.
What I have found time to do, instead of writing, is during slow times at my job I’ve been sketching around on the Autodesk app on my tablet. It also has a synchronization with DeviantArt.
So… I have some new sketches and things I’ve done on my 6 year old DeviantArt. This thing had cobwebs on it when I came back to it. I felt bad for it.
Either way, I do feel bad for not writing as much and getting absorbed by the amazingness of Fallout 4.
I kind of expected that to happen honestly.
So, while it is going to be really difficult to catch up to current NaNoWriMo goals, I am going to give it my all to get some progress into it.
I did draw some chapter covers in that app. So Expect those with the new chapters.
Here’s to hoping I can pull it together.
Wish me luck.
While I caught up to the goal on day three, (Due to missing the first two days.) I am now trying to play another game of catch up because I procrastinated yesterday. I am certainly fearing the approaching storm of the 10th with the release of Fallout 4. I am sure it will be my downfall.
I’ve resigned to my fate. I will end up wandering the wasteland instead of writing my novel, which will cover with dust as my skin withers away on a controller.
Nah, I’ll still find time to write. I mean, I can’t play Fallout 4 at work, so I might as well use that time for writing!
What? I’m supposed to work there? It will be alright.
I’m sure it will work itself out.
Either way, I have started the second chapter of ‘The Brothers Three’ and it is going well. I’m not quite to goal, but I can see where I’m going in the chapter.
It’s all coming together.
I missed the first two days of National Novel Writing Month.
So my first day was actually yesterday.
In doing that I speed wrote the first chapter to try and catch up.
I ended yesterday with 4,221 words.
It’s below the average, but if I write again at that pace today I could exceed the goal and get more done than I’m supposed to.
Is it bad to overachieve so you may procrastinate later?
Either way, I plan to get at least half of chapter 2 done today for The Brothers Three.
If you want to read chapter one, I have it here!
Feel free to tell me what you think!